Environment
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
Aging of urine fertilizer prevents transfer of antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The use of human urine as fertilizer is an important step towards sustainable agriculture because the starting reagent is free, plentiful and useless in most other contexts. It has been... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
New study is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple... more
Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified  SCI-NEWS.COM · 8 hours
The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research led... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer... more
Animal simulations facilitate smart drug design through prediction of nanomaterial transport to individual tissue cells  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Smart drug design for antibody and nanomaterial-based therapies allows optimization of drug efficacy and more efficient early-stage preclinical... more
Atmospheric CO2 levels from 2.7 billion years ago inferred from micrometeorite oxidation  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster's aftermath. Within decades, the... more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Ocean currents are essential for the global distribution of heat and thus also for climate on earth. For example, oxygen is transferred into the deep sea through the formation of new deep water around Antarctica. Weddell Sea sourced... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
How dams and climate change are choking Asia's great lake  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia's largest lake, his catches and their... more
Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Many companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible public image. But how well do these claims stack up? In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investigated the claims regarding sustainability, including... more
Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Scientists warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature. more
Acting NOAA leader stresses importance of public-private partnerships  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the... more
Native Americans did not make large-scale changes to environment prior to European contact  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research. These... more
Earth's oldest known meteor crash site found in Australian Outback  LIVE SCIENCE · 11 hours
The world's oldest known impact crater has been in Western Australia for more than 2.2 billion years, a new study suggests. more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The formation of deep water, which is an important component of the climate system, takes place in only a few parts of the ocean: In the subpolar North Atlantic and in a few places in the Southern Hemisphere.... more
Scientists engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function  nanowerk · 11 hours
Researchers have engineered a synthetic cell that can encapsulate fundamental biochemical reactions. They also show that such a minimal system can respond to changes... more
Zero-deforestation pledges to protect wildlife in oil palm  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research has found that environmental efforts aimed at eliminating deforestation from oil palm production have the potential to benefit vulnerable tropical mammals. more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Caused by a herpesvirus, fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. It is widespread in warmer climates like Florida, where almost 70 percent of... more
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Does anything Australians do on climate change matter?  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have been rightly criticized for their reluctance to talk about the underlying drivers of this crisis. Yet... more
How climate-related weather conditions disrupt power plants and affect people  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Severe weather conditions triggered by climate change can adversely affect the operation of power plants. more
From bushfires to terrorism: How communities become resilient  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The world has watched in sympathy as Australia has come to terms with the ravages of the worst bush fires on record. Communities have been devastated by this crisis, but many have... more
First two nature-based water retention measures are operational in Hungary  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change. This applies to Hungary as well, where rainfall is... more
NASA sounding rocket observing nitric oxide in polar night  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere. more
Missing piece to urban air quality puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Air quality models have long failed to accurately predict atmospheric levels of secondary organic aerosol, which comprises a substantial fraction of the fine particulate matter in cities. But researchers have found a missing source... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 20 hours
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 20 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 20 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 20 hours
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the... more
Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity... more
A reliable measurement of ultrafine particles  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A few days ago, the European Commission presented its Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 in order to protect the environment and improve people's health and quality of life. more
Cataclysmic bashing from giant planets occurred early in our Solar System's history  Science Magazine · 1 day
Models and observations suggest that an earlier date for the upheaval can explain puzzles including a puny Mars more
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, a volcano helped life flourish.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity... more
Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A study now suggests a comprehensive solution package for feeding 10 billion people within our planet's environmental boundaries. Supplying a sufficient and healthy diet for every person whilst keeping our... more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes -- and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness -- has grown... more
To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientific and public appreciation for microbes—and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness—has grown in recent years. While... more
Study finds flooding damage to levees is cumulative—and often invisible  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Harvesting sunlight, IBS scientists reported a new strategy to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen (O2) and pure carbon monoxide (CO) without side-products in water. This artificial photosynthesis method could bring new... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New technologies are needed to combat climate change. Now bioinformatics specialists might have found a way of enabling plants to store more carbon dioxide. more
A model ecosystem fish story  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Have I got a fish story for you. Any angler beginning a yarn like that usually ends up spinning a tall tale, an exaggeration or bald-faced lie. Researchers, however, have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex... more
Advanced polymers help streamline water purification, environmental remediation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It takes a lot of energy to collect, clean and dispose of contaminated water. Some contaminants, like arsenic, occur in low concentrations, calling for even more energy-intensive selective removal processes. more
Flooding damage to levees is cumulative -- and often invisible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with... more
Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists think that current models are incomplete and that we may be underestimating crop losses. A new study shows that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars,... more
Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Recent models are telling us that, as our climate warms up, herbivores and pests will cause increased damage to agricultural crops. One study predicted that crop yield lost to insects... more
Corals' partnership with microalgae helps in stressful times but there's a trade-off  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the warmer and brighter shallow waters of Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu, the Hawaiian rice coral (Montipora capitata) hosts more heat-tolerant symbiotic microalgae in their... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels... more
Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Nightclubs and bars must create a supportive environment that cracks down on unwanted sexual attention and allows women to enjoy their nights out, according... more
2.229 billion years: Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A crater in western Australia was formed by a meteor strike more than 2.2 billion years ago and is the world's oldest known impact site, new research published Wednesday shows. more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
A simple way to predict tropical cyclones undergoing rapid intensification  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Yellow streaks in sunset sky, wind and daylong rain is nigh." This old weather proverb originates from fishermen who found colors and shapes in clouds at sunset could... more
Tracking the scent of warming tundra  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change is causing subarctic tundra to warm twice as fast as the global average, and this warming is speeding up the activity of the plant life. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the... more
Report emphasizes importance of communication in climate change resilience  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the wake of a major storm, like the one that battered the Connecticut shoreline in 2012, community resilience could depend on communication. more
Research shows potential for zero-deforestation pledges to protect wildlife in oil palm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research has found that environmental efforts aimed at eliminating deforestation from oil palm production have the potential to benefit vulnerable tropical mammals. more
Lizard and snake size unrelated to climate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For well over a century, scientists have thought climate is a key factor affecting the evolution of animal body sizes. However, a recent study has shown that, for squamates, a group of reptiles that... more
London just broke a 300-year-old weather record—but you probably didn't even notice it  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the early hours of Monday January 20 2020, something unusual was happening in the atmosphere above the southern British Isles. Just... more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
Mayfly populations falling fast in North America  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from the University of Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and the University of Notre Dame has found that populations of mayflies in parts of North America have fallen dramatically in recent years.... more
'Shazam for fish': Acoustic monitoring a window into health of waterways  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Listening to the environment—singing birds and chirping crickets—is increasingly used as a means of monitoring change in ecosystems. Together with two colleagues from Melbourne and Paris,... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Arctic sea ice cannot "quickly bounce back" if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
Five ways to turn carbon dioxide from pollution to a valuable product  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It's far easier to avoid burning fossil fuels than it is to clean up CO2 emissions once they're in the Earth's atmosphere. But the... more
Why is climate skepticism so successful in the United States?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
2019 is set to be the second warmest year on record, ending the warmest decade on record, another reminder that climate change is the defining issue of our time. more
GlobalData: Organuary could be better for the environment than Veganuary  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A survey by GlobalData has found that 25% of global consumers would consider eating ‘vegan meat’ for environmental reasons, indicating that a growing number of people believe plant-based... more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Counting Antarctic penguins with AI  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
the British Antarctic Survey, the world's largest Emperor penguin colony has suffered unprecedented breeding issues for the past three years, is uniquely vulnerable to ongoing and projected climate change, and could virtually disappear by the year 2100. In... more
Brazilian wildfire pollution worsens air quality in distant cities  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo—canceling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks... more
Modified plants to curb climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Each year, an average of 120 gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) worldwide is released through soil and vegetation respiration. Plants are capable of taking in nearly 123 gigatons through photosynthesis in the same period. But as... more
New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A few days ago, the European Commission presented its Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 in order to... more
Environmentally friendly shipping helps to reduce freight costs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation. A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial... more
Deep Antarctic drilling will reveal climate secrets trapped in 1.5 million-year-old ice  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An ambitious mission to drill into the Antarctic ice sheet to extract some of the oldest ice on the planet will provide vital clues... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
Preparing land for palm oil causes most climate damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research has found preparing land for palm oil plantations and the growth of young plants causes significantly more damage to the environment, emitting double the amount of greenhouse gases... more
Weather 'merry-go-round' poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A "merry-go-round" of extreme weather was hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country. more
How drones could help save our most endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
With funding from Cabot Institute for the Environment, BZS and the EPSRC's CASCADE grant, a joint team flew to Cameroon in December to trial the use of drones, sensor technologies... more
Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems... more
New research provides evidence of strong early magnetic field around Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Deep within Earth, swirling liquid iron generates our planet's protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is vital for life on Earth's surface: it... more
Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within... more
Two killed as storm lashes Spain  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Freezing winds, heavy snow and rain lashed parts of Spain Monday, killing two people, forcing the closure of schools and disrupting travel, officials said. more
Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A scientific paper published in 1985 was the first to report a burgeoning hole in Earth's stratospheric ozone over Antarctica. Scientists determined the cause to be... more
Climate (not humans) shaped early forests of New England  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study in the journal Nature Sustainability overturns long-held interpretations of the role humans played in shaping the American landscape before European colonization. The findings give new insight into... more
Setting fires to avoid fires: Study outlines approaches to enable more prescribed burns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Australians desperate for solutions to raging wildfires might find them 8,000 miles away, where a new Stanford-led study proposes ways of overcoming... more
Miami sets ambitious emissions goal: carbon neutral by 2050. How to get there isn't clear  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment... more
Measuring sulfur with satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Seagoing vessels may emit fewer and fewer harmful substances, but how do you measure whether they comply with the standards? The Dutch Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and the universities of Leiden and Wageningen are starting a joint study to... more
Chemists find fungal shrapnel in the air  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a discovery that has implications for our understanding of the air we breathe, UCI chemists report that they've found nanoscale fragments of fungal cells in the atmosphere. The pieces are extremely small, measuring... more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Harvesting sunlight, researchers of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) published in Materials Today ("Phase-Selective Highly Efficient Nanostructured Metal-decorated Hybrid Semiconductors for Solar... more
The Sun in 2019  ESA · 3 days
Image: The changing activity of our Sun as seen by ESA’s Proba-2 satellite in 2019.The satellite is continuously monitoring the Sun – one image was selected to represent... more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown... more
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. more
Addressing global warming with new nanoparticles and sunshine  nanowerk · 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis:visible-light-driven photocatalysts convert CO2 into oxygen and pure CO under water. more
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